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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
technology. >>> the people who wont to be south korea's next president are mapping out their strategies in the lead-up to voting day. official campaigning is now under way. and so for the next three weeks candidates will be crisscrossing the country to sell their message. park geun hye of the ruling saenuri party is one of the front-runners. she visited a national cemetery in seoul where she paid respects to those who died in the korean war and other continflicconflic. park expressed her determination to become the country's first female president. >> translator: south korea has to choose whether it wants to move forward with a prepared future or go back to the past which is marked with failure. we are now standing at a crucial crossroads. >> park also said she will promise to build a nation where everyone can lead a happy life. she's locked in a tight race with moon jae-in of the opposition democratic united party. he spoke in the second largest city of busan near his hometown. >> translator: i promise to become the first president to democratize the economy and establish a sound welfare
Nov 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
at other markets that are open this hour. in south korea, the kospi is trading higher by almost .8%, currently 1898. let's take a look at australia. the benchmark index there is trading well over 1%. 1.3% at 4426. >>> ministers from japan and south korea are discussing a broad range of economic issues. japan apparently hopes that the two countries will reassert the imrtance of their economic ties and that's despite a souring in their political relations due to a territorial dispute. the working-level talks in seoul on thursday will be attended by japanese deputy foreign minister koji and south korean deputy trade minister yi. they're expected to trade opinions on various matters including trade, investment and tourism. their topics are expected to include a free trade agreement between japan, south korea and china. the three countries agreed on tuesday to start talks on a tri-lateral fta. due to the territorial dispute between japan and south korea, an official meeting between the top leaders did not take place on the isidelines of the asean summit earlier this week. >>> the world
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Nov 25, 2012 2:00am PST
south korean actress abducted. she was kidnapped from a beach in hong kong and taken to north korea and required to become basically his actress slave. >> they had kidnapping of people that's how they went about it with film and with migrate uncle. >> mick kim's own familiar licks combreernsed the cruelty of the north korean regime. >> migrate uncle was a lead engineer. >> grandmother's mother. >> my mom and others and my family told me about how during the korean war the north koreans came across the border into south korea and they were looking for people that could help them build their infrastructure so they took them into north korea. i often tell my gratalk to my grandmother go the story she has never seen or heard from her brother since. >> the country has been a living hell for millions. >> the famine of the late 1990s killed more than a tenth of the population of north korea. >> we estimate 2-3 north koreans starved. >> we hear stories of people starving to death people eating tree bark to survive. in the worst case scenario the stories of cannibalism. >> it has gotten bett
Nov 11, 2012 4:45pm EST
general of south korea and new york, ambassador sergio sans who is here. i would also -- [applause] and i'd also like to acknowledge a president of the japanese deputy consul general in new york committee pd consul general colin mara. [applause] in addition of a two note the presence of several hudson institute trustees. our vice chair comes very start and are traced the come and check david, who is a special interest in this book as he was the first person to read it i needs me to the author. we are grateful for jack service on our board and also involvement in this book. lastly, what do you think distinguished panelists, alice rearden, cryptanalysis president is george w. bush special envoy and human rights for north korea. adrian hunt, director of pegasus strategies and founder of liberty in north korea, a nonprofit that works for north korean human rights and the projection of north korean refugees. and joseph kim, who is a remarkable individual who himself escaped from north korea at the age of 13. hudson is that he was founded 51 years ago as a forward-looking international p
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Nov 24, 2012 7:00pm PST
the korean war, the north koreans came across the border into south korea ask they were looking for people that could help them build their infrastructure. so they took him into north korea. i often ask my grandmother about the story and it's difficult for her to talk about. she never heard from or seen her brother since. >> the country has been a living hell for millions. >> the famine of the late 1990s killed more than a tenth of the population of north korea. >> we have to make two to three million north koreans starve. >> we hear stories of people still starving to death, eating tree bark to survive, and the worst case, the stories of cannibalism. >> it had gotten better and worse and better and worse since then but it's always been terrible. >> the dynasty continues today with the third kim, kim kim kim jong un, the spitting image of his grandfather. >> one of his first acts as a shoot to kill order. >> he is terrified of the results. >> if you are sent back from china to north korea, what could happen to you? >> the punishment is death. try running four.ning a restaurant is ha
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Nov 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> the whole family flew to south korea. the detectors knew life after a year and a half on the road to freedom had begun. >> when you arrive at international airport and step on south korean soil for the first time what was your thought? >> i gave a shout of joy. i could finally breet. >> it is worth it to see those who obtained freedom. >> coming up, technology is starting to crack open the hermit kingdom. before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bnchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbirt may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, d some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure
Nov 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
affected business activity and trade but now japan, china, and south korea will have free lateral trade talks on tuesday as they put aside recent diplomatic tensions. will meet on the sidelines of the east asia summit in cambodia. the delegates are the trade minister, china's commerce minister, and south korea's chief trade negotiator. administrators have agreed in may during talks in beijing to begin negotiations by year end. but it took them awhile to deliver on their promise due to territorial disputes. japanese leaders are aiming to build on the fda to improve its ties with china and south korea. also on tuesday in cambodia, the t ten-member association and regional partners including china and south korea will likely agree to start discussions discussing regional economic partnership. >>> now let's chick on the markets for this tuesday morning. first the u.s. markets posted gains for monday on politicians' remarks indicating they're ready to compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. the dow jones industrial average gained by 1.6% to close at 12,795. all 30 components ended in the posit
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Nov 19, 2012 12:00am EST
north koreans came across the border into south korea and they were looking for people that could help them build their infrastructure, so they took him into north korea. i often asked my grandmother about the story, and it's very difficult for her to talk about. she never heard from or seen her brother since. >> the country has been a living hell for millions. >> the famine of the late 1990s killed more than a tenth of the population of north korea. >> we estimate two to three million north koreans starved. >> we hear stories of people still starving to death, people eating tree bark to survive, and in the worst case scenario, the stories of cannibalism. >> it's gotten better and worse and better and worse since then, but it's always been terrible. >> and the dynasty continues today with the third kim, kim jong un, the spitting image of his grandfather. coming up, one of his first a littlactsis a shoot to kill ord. >> i think he's terrified of revolt. >> if you're sent back from china into north korea, what could happen to you? >> the punishment is death. [ voice of dennis ] alls
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Nov 22, 2012 12:00pm PST
how during the korean war the north koreans came across the border into south korea and they were looking for people that could help them build their infrastructure so they took them into north korea. i often tell my gratalk to my grandmother go the story she has never seen or heard from her brother since. >> the country has been a living hell for millions. >> the famine of the late 1990s killed more than a tenth of the population of north korea. >> we estimate 2-3 north koreans starved. >> we hear stories of people starving to death people eating tree bark to survive. in the worst case scenario the stories of cannibalism. >> it has gotten better than worse but it has always been terrible. >> the dynasty continues today with kim jong unthe spitting image of his grandfather. >> one of the first acts is the shoot to kill order. >> i think he is tear fied of revolt. >> if you are sent back from china into north korea what could happen to you? could happen to you? >> the punishmhmhmhmfific. tv. gotcha. covered. whooooh. [ male announcer ] black friday will never be the same. with our
Nov 20, 2012 6:00am PST
countries, including india, china, south korea, and japan aiming to lower barriers to trade and services by the end of 2015. the economic bloc compromiises f the world's population and generates one-third of gdp. the same day of meetings had another major deal. trade ministers of japan, china, and south korea agreed to start negotiations for a trilateral free-trade agreement. ties between the neighbors have soured over various territorial disputes. but ministers of the nations managed to put their economies ahead of politics. one reason why china may be more open to partnerships in asia could be a certain level of anxiety over the increasing u.s. presence in the region. u.s. president obama had just met with the leaders of six countries include mag lay sha and singapore. they' peer to have agreed to speed up negotiations for the trans-pacific partnership. amid growing global uncertainties, asian markets are being looked on as economic advantages with great potential. they are striving for regional influence. hiroki yajima, nhk world, phnom penh. >> competition between the united
Nov 19, 2012 9:30am PST
whiling away the time. these fans have been waiting for two hours to see psy -- south korea's new superstar. >> i love the way he looks -- and the way he dances. >> time to get warmed up to dance along -- the concert in seoul's olympic stadium is about to begin. and here he is, backstage: psy, or park jae sang, as he's really called. >> you know, as i told you, i've done this for twelve years in my country, so i'm not nervous. so, we're going to say the word "chuktcha," which means "let's die." >> before the big show, a quick oxygen fix: psy will be entertaining his fans for almost four hours. the rapper with the sunglasses and glitzy outfit has landed the hit of the year: "gangnam style." put briefly, its essence is: dress classy, dance cheesy. thousands of shrieking koreans cheer him on. >> the weather was so hot in summer and the economy was so bad, so what i wanted to do was just make fun with music. that was all. so i made a song, i made a dance move, i made a music video, just for fun. >> dancing gangnam-style is like riding on a horse -- without the horse. loony but incredi
Nov 23, 2012 6:00am EST
that move sends a text message in fact if the wife crosses borders. right will south korea has held military drills on a border island that was shelled by the north exactly two years ago the north says that twenty ton atomic which left four dead was in response to the south breaching naval borders during the life fire military exercises were for simon site on this we have asia expert ryan dawson. sir thanks for taking time to speak with us this drill no live fire was used this time but was it really necessary for seoul to hold these war games at such a sensitive time. you know i can see no advantage for why they would do this so i see this is possibly the president leaving the box last act as president he'll be gone in twenty three days. of course that resulted in four dead south koreans and i don't see how they came commemorate a victory either when the it wasn't it was a horrible international incident and they were lucky that it didn't lead to a larger war before south korean elections are coming up next month there's also some speculation that could be involved but you know if w
Nov 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
week. >>> south korea's presidential hopefuls are gearing up for a fierce fight. the two front runners will launch their campaigns tuesday in their opponent strongholds. they lead a field of seven candidates. she'll make her first speech as a candidate on tuesday. she'll continue her campaign through the south western province of an oppositional territory. both candidates are touting their economic plans. south korean conglomerates have driven the country's growth. the race took an unexpected twist last week when the independent dropped out. his decision gave moon a boost in opinion polls. a weekend survey by public broadcaster suggests park has a two point lead over moon. the election is scheduled for december 19th. who ever wins mustards diplomats with japan. japan claims islands in the water separating the nations but south korea controls territory. both candidates say that's not up for negotiation. still park says japan is an important friend. she wants to increase economic cooperation. moon says leaders of both countries should make efforts to present be a past from hinder
Nov 15, 2012 3:00pm EST
fighting china america could be drawn into the conflict as it could be with. south korea so while america is worrying about being drawn into a war against iran by israeli action it's now going to worry about what the japanese are going to do eventually south korea that of course different really differing views over what's going to go on with south korea north korea of course some china's trying to denuclearize the north korean peninsula and now of course you've got the u.s. backing south korea with its ballistic missile range in tension so that's an air of tension isn't it always danger i've been up on the militarized zone or a number of times and under it once and tunnels built by the north koreans. you know there are millions of men ready to go war that are few hours notice so it's a very dangerous situation and the u.s. and south korea keep holding these military exercises quite close that north korea which makes crazy and it tends to provoke incidents so the chances of war there are high work worries the u.s. of course is that north korea's missiles were inaccurate as they ar
Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm PST
south korea's upcoming election. now they're putting their plans into place. representatives hopeful met with supporters of independent candidate. they began crafting a common platform. they will selt a candidate. now recent opinion polls suggest that opposition candidates must join forces to upset the ruling party candidate. she said disputed islands in the sea of japan's are southern territory and not the subject of any negotiations. japan claims the islands control them. she was positive toward the idea of a free trade agreement toward japan. negotiations have been suspended since 2004. >> translator: japan is an important friend of south korea. a free trade agreement would help increase economic cooperation between the two countries. >> park had previously referred to north korea and stressed her country would not tolerate provocations such as nuclear missile development. north korea responded with a statement saying the pledges are more threatening than the current. >>> many world leaders found comfort in the status quo with the re-election of barack obama. those in afghanistan
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm PST
well. sou south korea's kospi is trading down. toyota motor executives are boosting vehicles. it's said to become the production center. toyota president made the announcement in bangkok during the 50th anniversary ceremonies for the firm's thai unit. >> in the near future we plan to build as many as one million vehicles a year. >> the goal is to churn out one and a half times more product than the current 6,000 units per year. toyota is the best selling auto maker in thailand. three plants roll out vehicles for domestic consumption to over 100 countries including the rest of southeast asia. >>> the indian government has approved a project to export rare earth metals to japan. japanese trading house and an indian firm have teamed up. sources say it was green lit on thursday. toyota executives are said to begin test operations next month at 80ss extraction facility in southern india. exports will begin next year. that's all for business news this hour. i'll leave you with a recap of the region's markets. >>> it's two against one in south korea's upcoming election. now they're putting the
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
south korea are trying to stay a few moves ahead of the reclusive and unpredictable neighbor. they want to stop north korean authorities from possibly launching a long-range missile, and so they've turned to china for help because it has a strong influence over the north. south korea's chief negotiator on north korea's nuclear development is visiting beijing. lim sung-nam will meet with senior chinese officials inwuding wu dawei. he's the chair of the six-party talks on north's nuclear program. >> translator: we will discuss the latest situation on the korean peninsula. i hope to build closer ties with china. >> lim's visit comes nearly a week after an american satellite imagery firm tsunamied a photo showing activity at a missile launch site in north korea. analysts say authorities in the north have recently transported trucks and many fuel tanks to the site. it is the same location from which they tried, but failed, to launch a long-rain ballistic missile back in april. north korean officials say it was a satellite-carrying rocket. >>> pob you louse, prosperous, pushing ahead. china's
Nov 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> and later, how california companies goring to use this technology from south korea to help them develop u.s. business. >> larry gets new move there's. >> learning from robots. >> taking a look at mcarthur maze this, is our camera. you can see it's slow going really no matter which way you're headed right now. but particularly tougher folks going east. stay with us. >> these two kids can't make it, nobody can. latest break up of the decade. >> oh, brother. >> okay. neither justin beiber nor selena gomez is commenting. the twitterverse buzzing with speculation. the 20-year-old gomez pulling the plug on 18-year-old beiber. organizers say the two singers are scheduled to sit next to each other at the show next sunday night. you can catch amas right here on abc 7. >> we'll have to tune in and see if they're seated next to one another. >> the film owning the box office but mabel only for a mu few more days. fans weight one of the biggest premiers of the year. >> in the next few hours4 z, dreams of many fans will come true, they witness stars of "breaking dawn" part two walk a red carp
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
communist party's political bureau's new standing committee have visited south korea. the agency said china's relations with south korea are expected to strengthen. >>> north korean leader kim jong-un has sent a congratulatory telegram to xi jinping. north korea's state-run media quoted the telegram as saying xi's election to the post is an indication of the people's trust and expectations at a time when socialism is entering a new stage. the telegram said that kim believes the friendly ties between china and north korea will become stronger, as desired by the people of both countries. china is north korea's biggest ally. the economic ties between the two countries, including trade and investment, have strengthened in recent years. north korea wants to rebuild its economy with china's cooperation. attention is focused on when kim will visit china for talks with the new leaders. >>> three israelis have been killed after a rocket fired from gaza hit a building in the south of the country. they're the first casualties there since israel's military carried out an air strike that kill
Nov 23, 2012 7:00pm PST
. and south korea will continue to develop their alliance. australia is another key ally in the region. prime minister julia gillard pledged cooperations during president obama's second term. >> i'd like to welcome president obama my warmest congratulations on his reelection. we've got so much to do together in these years. >> chinese leaders also sent congratulatory messages. yet china's one asian country that might become frustrated with an expanded u.s. presence in the region. chinese have vowed to strengthen their maritime strength. not everyone in the region shared excitement over obama's victory. ahmadinejad accused the election as capitalists. obama wasted no time in showing his continued interest in the region. white house officials announced on thursday the president is expected to attend the east asia summit next week in cambodia. >>> presidential candidates are stepping up their campaigns. the front runner is taking a tough stance on foreign policy and the opposition camps announced a surprise move. park said historical and territorial issues are causing diplomatic conflicts
Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
calling on small businesses in south korea to list their shares on the tokyo boards. the tse made the promotion in a seminar in seoul on wednesday. the event was held by an organization that helps enterprises to raise funds and enter foreign markets. more than 200 south korean companies including those from the information technology sector took part. officials from the tse said investors in tokyo are interested in asian firms with growth potential, and listing their shares on the tokyo bourse would raise their profile and credibility. a tse executive said establishing good relations will be a key to boosting global standing. >> translator: japan and south korea are neighboring countries and have strong business alliances. having said that, forging better ties with south korea is a big and important issue. >>> on tuesday the tse retained approval to tie up with the osaka securities exchange. the move is set to attract funds from foreign firms. the tse was one of the top venues for listing but ever since the japanese economy slowed down, keeping up with global stock exchanges has b
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
. >>> a presidential candidate of south korea's largest opposition party says he wants to improve the country's strained relations with japan. moon jae-in of the democratic united party said he stands firm with south korea's position on historical issues involving japan, but he also showed a positive stance on developing bilateral relations. >> translator: the leaders of south korea and japan should make special efforts to keep historical issues from hindering the development of future oriented ties between the two countries. >> moon has usually taken a tough stance toward japan. experts say he likely softened his position to cordon a policy on the company with independent presidential candidate ahn cheol-soo. moon is speaking to convince ahn to let him become the lone challenger in the december election. >>> north korea says it's ready for better relations with the united states, but it says the u.s. must first end its policy of hostility toward the north. the message came almost a week after the re-election of u.s. president barack obama. experts say the result should be a relief fo
Nov 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
and south korea. the ten member association of southeast asian nations including japan, china an south korea will likely agree to start discussing a region wide economic partnership. moody's has downgraded france. it lowered its assessment from its highest level. the move comes amid ongoing certainty. moody's officials said they downgraded to double a one. that's one notch below the highest aaa. the french economy is looking at a decline in its long term growth potential. negative factors include rigid labor market and structure problems. this is the second time for french debt to be reduced from the highest rating. in january this year standard and poor's cuts its assessment of french gernment bonds. let's check on the markets now. tokyo stocks opened higher on tuesday morning regaining the 9,200 mark in two months. the nikkei average is trading at 9,168 that's up .2% from monday's close. as investors are selling recent gainers to lock in profits. now to currencies on the tokyo current exchange. the dollar is little change against the yen. the dollar is changing hands. analysts say ma
Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
is a degawa. >>> south korea's largest opposition party and an independent politician are still working to pick a candidate for the country's presidential election next month. representatives of moon jae-in of the democratic united party and independent ahn cheol-soo on monday resumed talks to pick one of them to run against the ruling party candidate. the negotiations had been suspended since last week. details of the talks were not available. but at a press conference, both men showed strong motivation to be the candidate. >> translator: i was chosen in a preliminary election within my party, and it would be impossible for me to make any concessionin concessions. >> translator: the two camps should achieve unity that would be welcomed by supporters of both candidates. >> with just a month until the election, the focus is whether the two sides can agree on a kand da si to pete bate the ruling party's park geun-hye. >>> some students in south korea are caught in a bind. they can't land a well-paying job without earning a university degree. but without a job, they can't afford tu
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
she's an honorary consul of south korea. at least for the time being sheechlt raise d some eyebrows and a few chuckles when she tried to invoke some kind of imaginary diplomatic powers in this 911 call to police. she was complaining about the media outside her home. >> you know, i don't know if by any chance -- i'm an honorary consul general so i have inviolability so, um, they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic, uh, protection involve involved as well by the way bu now because it's against the law to cross my property since this is now like, you know, it's inviloble. >> all right. i'll let the officers know. >> thank you. >> she had access to two of the most powerful and respected men in washington, form er head of the cia. it was kelley who unintentionally exposed his affair and cost him his job as cia director. and then the messages she traded with general john allen, now the focus of his own investigation. tom fuentes is a cnn contributor and former assistant director of the fbi. welcome, tom. >> good morning, carol. >> so kelley
Nov 22, 2012 5:00pm PST
programs. some call him the bill gates of south korea. representatives of moon and aung have been talking about joining forces. they held their first and only debate on wednesday to decide who should go up against pak. >> translator: i think i'm the best prepared candidate for those who want to run for president because of my experience in national politics. >> moon criticized aung for his lack of political experience, saying he's better suited to lead the country. aung responded by saying that south korean politics needs to change and that he is the one who can do that. >> translator: one citizen told me i should run for president. otherwe, the people will never be able to regain control of polics. i won't forget this. >> about policies towards north korea, moon said the south and north should hold an inter-korean summit as soon as possible. >> translator: you have to have a detailed plan from the beginning of your campaign. once i am elected, i will carry out my plan. >> translator: if you set a deadline for a summit, you lose the initiative during negotiatns and the summit could become
Nov 4, 2012 8:00am PST
involvement at this point in the middle east. and they look to south korea and japan as our key allies in the region to help us achieve our goals. so for the first time in the chicago council surveys since 1994 since when we began asking this question, a majority, a very slight majority of americans see asia as more important than europe to the united states. pew came out with a very similar finding last year. we asked about the rise of china as a world power. is it a critical threat to the united states? the majority of the overall samples, 40 percent of americans said it is, less than a majority. but very interestingly again, millennials even to a lesser degree see china's rise as a threat. they largely look to china as an opportunity. we asked about the impact that chinese economic growth, particularly the chinese economy, becomes as large as or larger than that of the united states. and you'll see americans are divided. right now, i think that their jury is out. they see positive impacts, they obviously see them in the wal-mart and what they're able to buy at relatively inexpensive prices
Nov 4, 2012 10:00am PST
tossing anti-government leaflets. south korea holds a presidential election next month. the three main candidates are focusing their campaigns on the economy, and they are targeting a group of voters especially unhappy about the way it's been managed. it was the first time the three presidential hopefuls premiered at the same event. they spoke on plans for revitalizing the economy. in the audience, 3,000 small business owners. all three nominees pledge to support small firms and all promised them more protection, calling for title controls on large corporations. opposite candidate moon jae-in is trailing in the polls. he's proposing a united front against the ruling party. independent cheol-soo said he was too busy drawing up a policy manifesto. the talks are expected to go ahead once jah-in has announced his policies. the approval rating of the two candidates is almost level. >>> south korea's current president, lee myung-bak is in another scandal. prosecutors questioned his older brother. they wanted to know more about irregularities in a project to build lee a retirement home.
Nov 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
workers. >>> the opposition candidates in south korea's presidential election have agreed to draft a joint pledge for economic and foreign policies. the move is part of their plan to field a single candidate. the democratic united party candida candidates disclosed the drafts as different venues. >> translator: i will ask them to talk to with the details about the policy as soon as possible. >> translator: we will discuss ways to field a single candidate to realize a change of government. that is what the people want. >> moon and ahne held a phone conference, and agreed to sbree grate their campaign processes and begin talks on how to choose a single candidate. they will explain their views this week. the two nominees plan to unite against park. she's leading the polls ahead of next month's election. >>> south korean lawmakers have decided to spend more on a public relations campaign for a group of disputed islands. south korea controls the islands in the sea of japan. south kor japanese lay claim to the territory they call takeshima. members of a foreign affairs committee decided to
Nov 26, 2012 1:00am EST
in vietnam for many of the years after the united states and south korea. thailand saw it as a direct threat to themselves their regional power but did not see it as america's war but it would impact them. trying to lube concentrate on south vietnam but many was in laos. that also did service against the north vietnamese you cannot get the full view of the vietnam war without reading the regional perspectives and at the time in the united states is a focus on the exclusively american perspective while ignoring the vietnamese perspective but cambodian there are many of their national perspectives we should consider. i think about allies as well with united states have been foreign allies and through steadying interaction and what were the elements to agree and disagree will help us to understand iraq war afghanistan -- of guinness dan. it is works like this that would help. >>host: "in buddha's company" thai soldiers in the vietnam war." . . day professor at the naval academy. thank you for your time. >>host: you may recognize him from a former book and he is back with a new boo
Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
territorial disputes with china and south korea. the country's foreign minister says it's unlikely prime minister yoshihiko noda will meet with south korean or chinese counterparts. gemba says arranging talks with china on the sidelines of the asean summit will be difficult. >> translator: japan and china have appeared to drift apart over the senkaku islands issue. it may take a long time before the situation improves. >> he says talks between japan and south korea will be difficult to hold. his comment comes after prime minister noda got into a heated exchange with dell dates over the senkaku islands at a meeting between asian and european leaders in laos. japan recently nationalized the senkaku islands in the east china sea. china and taiwan also claim them. >>> a new form of transportation in bangladesh is overtaking traditional pedal-powered rickshaws in popularity. modern versions have a rechargeable battery. they're so in demand the country is struggling to keep up. nhk world's yuko funazaki has more. >> reporter: rajshahi is a city in northwest bangladesh. ordinary people rely on
Nov 10, 2012 2:30pm EST
escape must first go to china. they can go south to south korea, as strange as it may seem, because of the militarized zone on the 38th parallel is the most militarized border in the world. it is impossible to get across unless you are a soldier who has been shown the safer route. only a few people make it out of north korea by going across. instead, they go to china. and in china, the north koreans usually find that they have exchanged one circle of hell for another. china's policy is to track down the north koreans in that country and arrest them and send them back to north korea, where they face imprisonment or worse. for the so-called crime of leaving their country. this chinese policy is both immoral and against the treaties it had signed. nevertheless, some of those who are hiding in china decide to risk the estate. out of china and south korea. no one can accomplish this feat on their own. some people can get out of north korea on their own and in the hand of them, if someone wants to get out of china, they need help. the distances are too great and the challenges are too high f
Nov 20, 2012 7:00pm PST
, and south korea agreed to start talking on a free trade agreement of their own. they said they would put aside the territorial disputes between japan and the two other nations. japanese officials want to ease restrictions to give them more access to their neighbor's economies. chinese and south korean officials have already begun talks on a free trade deal between their countries. now negotiators involved in discussions for another free trade zone in the asia pacific say they hope to conclude an agreement by the end of next year. they're trying to strike a deal for what's known as the trance pacific partnership or tpp. leaders of seven of the 11 countries discussing the u.s. life led on the sidelines of the east asia summit. the negotiators wanted to conclude a deal by the end of this year, but they couldn't agree on how to eliminate tariffs and they're still divided on other issues such as whether they will allow exemptions to the rules. australian prime minister julia gilliard said an ambitious deadline would be to reach agreement by next oblt. the negotiators will meet again next
Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
look at other markets open in the asia pacific right now. south korea's kospi is trading lower by two-thirds of a percent and australia's benchmark index is trading lower as well down 4/10 of a percent at 4,439 so seeing alot of downward pressure on asian stocks today and see how china opens in a few hours. >>> officials at japanese retailers seven holdings are planning for the next major earthquake. they will introduce a computer system that can monitor the tent of damage at stores across japan. the new system was co-developed with a mapping company and is set to launch next month. it can automatically display the intensity of an earthquake at over 15,000 stores nationwide. the program also detects power outages based on the status of atms installed at each outlet. the system then suggests possible transportation routes based on information released by transit authorities. executives say they had difficulty assessing the condition of the 7-eleven stores and supermarkets after last year's disasters. management struggled to grasp which outlets needed more staff or supplies and from whi
Nov 7, 2012 7:30am EST
said he's sure the u.s. and south korea will continue to develop their alliance. he added ties have gotten stronger and more dynamic than ever over the past four years especially because of a free trade agreement. a spokesperson for the presidential office said wednesday south korea will keep working closely with obama for peace and stability on the korean peninsula and northeast asia. >>> russian president vladimir putin sent obama a telegram congratulating him on winning a second term. the spokesperson declined to discuss the contents of the message but said he hopes the pe impact on russia's ties with the united states. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has congratulated obama. in a statement he said he'll continue to work with the u.s. president to ensure interests vital for the security of israel's citizens. the two are divided over how to deal with israel's. mahmoud abbas also released a statement saying he hopes obama will continue his efforts to achieve peace in the middle east. >>> the lead officials in charge of china are gathering in beijing to chart the country's
Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
message saying he's very pleased. he said he's sure the u.s. and south korea will continue to develop their alliance. he added the ties linking the nations have gotten stronger and more dynamic than ever over the past four years, especially because of a free trade agreement. a spokesperson for the presidential office said wednesday south korea will keep working closely with obama for peace and stability on the korean peninsula and northeast asia. >>> russian president vladimir putin sent obama a telegram congratulating him. putin's spokesperson declined to discuss the contents of the message, but said he hopes obama's re-election will have a positive impact on russia's ties with the united states. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has congratulated obama. in a statement he said he'll continue to work with the u.s. president to ensure interests vital for the security of israel's citizens. the two leaders are divided over how to deal with iran's nuclear ambitions. the u.s. is urging netanyahu not to take military action. palestinian president mahmoud abbas also released
Nov 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
throughout the day. on the other hand thunder showers in south korea and western japan will be tape te t off. rain showers in south western china will head towards the east province. temperatures are dropping down to 11 sdegz and 17 degrees in tokyo. rain will be dissipating. moving into the americas. this is where the jetstream is flowing and low pressure systems will move along this flow. first of all, we have a low west of british columbia. that will move into coastal areas. the coast mountain in british columbia will see as much as 30 centimeters of snow in the next 24 hours. ahead of the system we have another low. snow as well as rain showers are likely. chicago will turn wet on your tuesday. we have a very powerful low pressure system over the south. this is bringing the risk of severe weather in south eastern texas and southern louisiana. even tornadoes cannot be ruled out. it's going to be moving along the eastern seaboard from tuesday evening into your thursday. that means the east coast where hurricane sandy devastated will be seeing another round of stormy conditions ahe
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